Every day, local Meals on Wheels programs work hard to protect millions of seniors from the threats of isolation and hunger – an effort made possible by volunteers in communities all across the country. The number of seniors in our country continues to grow rapidly, and it will take many more volunteers to meet the escalating need. That is why Meals on Wheels America, with support from Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), is launching a new online tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive (www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/drive).
“Meals on Wheels is powered by everyday people standing up to lend a caring hand to their aging neighbors,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “We need many more helping hands and friendly smiles to enable us to be there for more seniors. We’re optimistic that this new tool will help bring more critically needed volunteers to our local programs, fill a broader range of volunteer needs, and make it easier for those interested in helping us to get started.”
Through an initiative called Subaru Loves To Help, Subaru and Meals on Wheels America are working together to make volunteering easier. The all-new Online Volunteer Drive website will connect anyone interested in volunteering with a local Meals on Wheels program and its various volunteer opportunities. Meals on Wheels and Subaru are supporting the Drive at the national and local level. Subaru retailers across the country are hosting additional activities to spread the word about Meals on Wheels, and the work it does in their own communities.